Explore Edinburgh


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Bright Bus, part of the McGill’s Bus Group, presents their hop-on hop-off tours of Scotland’s capital city. Explore Edinburgh’s most famous sights from historical monuments and regal landmarks to cultural destinations, and of course, the beautiful cityscape. A UNESCO world heritage site, Edinburgh has something for everyone, with world-famous events dotted throughout the year. From the Fringe Festival and the military Tattoo to the festive Christmas markets, Edinburgh is the perfect place for visitors to immerse themselves in the Scottish culture. 

Get your camera ready for the Bright Bus City Tour, stopping at the most popular tourist attractions in the medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town. Marvel at Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood House, Greyfriars Kirk and so much more. For a truly regal experience switch over to the Britannia Tour, taking in views of Leith’s shores, the Royal Yacht Britannia, and the Royal Botanic Gardens to name a few.  

“A great tour giving lots of interesting information. I would definitely recommend this trip to any visitor. You get to see parts of the city that you otherwise would miss.”

Bright Bus Tours offers a 48 hour ticket where you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like. Offering multilingual commentary on board, Bright Bus has 9 languages available (Chinese, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish), PLUS complimentary headphones. The tour departs from Waterloo Place from 9am, 7 days a week, where Bright Bus’s friendly street staff and drivers will be on hand to answer any queries and provide top tips for your visit to Edinburgh.

“The staff on board the buses were VERY helpful and gave us great recommendations! The trips around Edinburgh were timely and smooth. The on-board audio information was amazing, and we learned a great deal. In addition, I left my phone on the bus and the Bright Bus personnel tracked it, found it, and shipped it back to me in the US. What a company! Top notch customer service.”

What are you waiting for? Visit the Bright Bus website to secure your place on Edinburgh’s best value and friendliest open top tour.

Brand New Bright Bus Edinburgh Airport Express

Bright Bus is launching a brand-new Airport Express between the city and Edinburgh Airport from Monday 1st January 2024.

Journeys to and from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre will now be even brighter, with buses running up to every 15 minutes, convenient stops and great value tickets. This new airport bus creates a seamless and enjoyable experience for customers, connecting with Bright Bus hop-on hop-off tours around the city centre and to and from the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Hop on Hop off Edinburgh City Tour

To coincide with launch of the Airport Express, the Bright Bus City hop on hop off bus tour will also be running this New Year’s Day! Experience the magic of Scotland’s capital aboard the Bright Bus City Tour as we transport you through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, stopping at the best attractions along the way.

For more info about he Airport Express and our tours, visit the Bright Bus website here.